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Nation Jul 29WATCH LIVE: Civil rights icon John Lewis lauded as hero at Georgia Capitol — July 29, 2020
John Lewis was lauded as a warrior and a hero during a ceremony Wednesday at the Georgia Capitol, where the civil rights icon who represented much of Atlanta in Congress will lie in repose before a funeral service.
Politics Jul 16Georgia governor sues Atlanta to block mask-wearing requirement
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is suing Atlanta to block the city from enforcing its mandate to wear a mask in public and other rules related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kemp and Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, in…
Health Jul 16Defiance grows as Georgia governor blocks local mask rules
Mayors in Atlanta and other Georgia cities say they want their requirements for people to wear masks in public to remain in place, even after Gov. Brian Kemp explicitly forbade cities and counties from mandating face coverings.
Nation May 19States accused of fudging or bungling COVID-19 testing data
As large parts of the U.S. ease their lockdowns against the coronavirus, public health officials in some states are being accused of bungling infection numbers or even deliberately using a little sleight of hand to make things look better than…
Nation May 14Some U.S. schools are pulling the plug on distance learning
Kids in struggling households may suffer most from being cut off from the normalcy of a school routine, said Andrew McEachin, an education policy researcher at RAND Corp.
Nation May 10Georgia AG requests federal probe in handling of Arbery case
Georgia's attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say died at the hands of two white men as he ran through a…
Economy Apr 30Workers must risk infection or losing unemployment payments
Some of the millions of American workers laid off because of the COVID-19 pandemic are beginning to face a tough choice — return to work and risk infection, or stay home and risk losing unemployment payments.
Economy Apr 23Trump’s criticism adds to tough choices in Georgia reopening
President Donald Trump's blunt disapproval of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to let some businesses reopen is only making decisions tougher for many owners, workers and customers.
Nation Apr 22WATCH: Trump breaks with Georgia governor over reopening certain businesses ‘too soon’
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he “disagreed strongly” with the decision by Georgia's Republican governor to reopen salons, gyms and other nonessential businesses later this week, saying, “It's just too soon.”…
Education Mar 16SAT and ACT college tests canceled because of virus fears
The decisions add to student stress about the college admission process.